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Summit attempt tonight!

Hello Everyone,

We rested at camp 2 today opting not to setup a camp 3 because of the deep snow. A couple groups did make it to camp 3 today which is good news for going for the summit tonight. Summit Climb’s Sherpa’s will be finishing the fixing tonight and tomorrow morning to the summit. They have worked very hard for all expeditions essentially fixing the entire mountain. Nice work Jangbu and team! Many other teams have helped to bring rope, pickets, ice screws, and carabiners including Alpine Ascents, but a big credit and round of applause goes to Summit Climb!

Our plan is to wake up at 11pm Nepal time and leave for the summit at 1am. We are hoping to summit by 8-10am and then return to Camp 2 for the night. I will do our best to let you know how we do but batteries are running low and the communication devices don’t seem to be working that well with the cloud cover. I will let you know as soon as possible but no news is good news!

Thanks for following!

Ben Jones

Camp 1 to Camp 2

Hello Everyone,

It was a bit windy most of the day today for our move but not too bad. The team was strong, we made great time and settled into Camp 2 as our Sherpa’s were waiting for our arrival. There has been a little hold up on getting the lines fixed to the summit, so we will see what tomorrow brings for us and the rest of the many teams here now at Camp 2. We may be resting here tomorrow to wait for the fixed lines but we will see. Everyone is doing great though, and glad tone up here in position to go for the summit in the next few days. Plans, and weather change, and that’s just part of being on an expedition. I feel confident we will be heading to the summit soon though. No photos today as it was pretty windy and snowy. Thanks for following!

Ben Jones

Camp 1

ABC-Camp 1

Hello Everyone,

After lunch we headed out of ABC hopefully for our last time towards the mountain! We made great time today, taking just over 4 hours to arrive at Camp 1. It’s always a little tiring the first day of hiking after two and a half days of rest at ABC but the team is strong and did great! It’s exciting to be back on the mountain especially this time in much better weather. Tomorrow we head t Camp 2!

Thanks for following!

Ben Jones

The Sun!

Hello Everyone,

It has cleared and we are packing up to head to Camp 1!!!

We are excited, the weather is looking good for the next few days and maybe more and we are hoping to Summit on the 30th if all goes well! Keep following as we climb (hopefully) to the top of the 6th highest mountain in the World!

Ben Jones

The Sun!

Hello Everyone,

It has cleared and we are packing up to head to Camp 1!!!

We are excited, the weather is looking good for the next few days and maybe more and we are hoping to Summit on the 30th if all goes well! Keep following as we climb (hopefully) to the top of the 6th highest mountain in the World!

Ben Jones

The expedition was successful and very well run on all accounts: Logistically, humanly, socially.

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